Controversial Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, in an interview with the Times Now on Wednesday, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the centre for the growth of extremism in the country. Speaking to the channel, Singh said that the alienation of Muslims under the BJP rule is pushing them towards extremism.
“This is a wake-up call for the government not to alienate the Muslims when it comes to providing equal rights and opportunity. The government needs to be more inclusive. Fanatics of any sorts are a problem,” he was quoted as saying.
He went on to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raised questions on the effectiveness of demonetisation in cutting down terror funding. He also criticised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and raised questions on his performance.
“We were told by Hon’ble Prime Minister that demonetisation will finish terrorism. Has it? One of the competent Intelligence Bureau officer, who has been promoted as one of the greatest police officers who has fought terrorism all his life, Mr Ajit Doval, What is his performance,” he said.
Singh, interestingly, did not condemn the attack that also injured six people in his home state of Madhya Pradesh. While the success of Indian security agencies in busting an Islamic State module is a matter of pride for most Indians, Singh can’t think beyond politics. This shouldn’t come as a surprise because Singh has, time and again, claimed that the 26/11 Mumbai attack was a handiwork of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
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